10 Beautiful Hairstyles to Look Stunning on Special Occasions


Are you looking for the perfect hairstyle to go with your evening dress? These ten hairstyles for special occasions could be used for a night out, festival or an event such as a prom or a wedding.

1. All Down

The first hairstyle is all down. It has curls and waves at the back and is easy to create at home using the Bablyiss Secret Curl Styler.

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2. Braided

The next look is a large braid with a tiny plait in the centre. It’s unique and perfect for a special occasion.

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3. Plaits and Roses

This look is perfect for standing out from the crowd. Additionally, it’ll keep your long hair out of your face.

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4. Half up with a Double Braid

The half up double braid will allow you to leave your hair down whilst adding a special touch.

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5. Messy Braid

The messy braid is popular for proms and weddings. It’s also easy to add accessories such as clips and bows.

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6. Hair Pins

It’s sometimes nice to add hair pins to a look. Amazon have a lovely selection of crystal hair pins to choose from.

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7. Updo with Light Curls

If you have thin hair and want to make it look a bit thicker with an updo you can add a hair piece. There are many different styles and colours and it’s possible to find something the same colour as your own hair. I have often worn them and no one even realised it wasn’t my own hair!

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8. Curls

This up style with curls can be achieved easily using the Bablyiss Secret Curl Styler

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9. Ringlets

If you’re after a statement hairstyle for a special night, consider a combination of ringlets and a bow. Not only does it look stylish, but it’s also easy to create either with hair extensions or curling tongs.

10. Messy Braid with Accessorises

This style and flower accessories are very popular at festivals such as Coachella and Glastonbury.

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Have You Sorted Out Your Nails?

To complete your look check out the following post to get some ideas on how to wear your nails:

Save it to Pinterest!

If you were inspired by any of these hairstyles for special occasions why don’t you click on the red save button in the top left of the image and save it to your prom/wedding or hair board on Pinterest? Alternatively you could use the image below.

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Hairstyle FAQs

How do I style my hair for special occasions?

I’ve used a ghd ceramic hair styler for the last 20 years and it’s the best tool to style your own hair.

How do I style my special occasion curly hair?

The Babyliss Secret Curl Styler takes a bit of practice at first but once you’ve got the hang of it it’s the perfect tool to curl your hair for special occasions.

What is the cutest hairstyle?

Other hairstyles not mentioned in this post but which are also cute and stylish include: slicked back high pony tail, French braids, bun, or a 90s look with a headband.

What hairstyle should I do for prom?

All the designs on this page would be suitable for prom. You could also use straighteners to wear your hair completely straight or create a side or a high pony tail. If you have curling irons, hot rollers, foam rollers or flat irons you can create a number of different looks with tight or soft curls.

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1 Comment

  1. Mary Kate
    May 1, 2020 / 10:06 pm

    Beautiful! I want long hair again!

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